Assistant Headteacher (SENDCo)

Felixstowe School, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9QR

3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    7 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L14 - L18 (£61,042 - £67,350 per annum)

Assistant Headteacher (SENDCo) job summary

We are seeking to appoint someone to join our Senior Leadership Team. The successful applicant will support and improve the wellbeing, attendance, behaviour and progress of students with additional needs. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Work collaboratively to determine the strategic development of special educational needs and disabilities and EAL policy and provision in the school.
  • Be responsible for day-to-day operation of the SEND policy and co-ordination of specific provision to support individual students with SEND
  • Provide professional guidance to colleagues, working closely with staff, parents and other agencies
  • Liaise with external providers of alternative provision, including attending IYFAP meetings as required
  • Act as the designated mental health lead

You will be:

  • an outstanding teacher who has high expectations of themselves and others
  • an innovative leader
  • a good communicator
  • committed to delivering the best possible outcomes for all students
  • be resilient, enthusiastic and determined to help remove students’ barriers to learning
  • a team player with an excellent sense of humour

In return, we offer:

  • the opportunity to work with the most wonderful students anywhere in the country
  • the chance to be part of a hardworking and friendly Senior Leadership Team
  • an enthusiastic and committed staff
  • high quality and professional development and support

We welcome a visit to meet our staff and students. Please contact Katy Adams, Headteacher's PA on01394

Closing Date:09:00am, 7thOctober 2022

Interviews: TBC

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

In line with safer recruitment, we are unable to accept CVs. Failure to complete an application form satisfactorily may result in not being shortlisted for the post.

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

We care deeply about inclusive working practices and diverse teams. If you’d prefer to work part-time or as a job-share, we’ll facilitate this wherever we can – whether to help you meet other commitments or to help you strike a great work-life balance. We’re keen to ensure we’re designing an organisation that works for everyone, so we particularly encourage applications from different under-represented groups.

Unity Schools Partnership, welcoming diversity.

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About Felixstowe School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1228 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact email
Contact phone number
01394 288228

We are proud to be a comprehensive school, where students from all backgrounds and abilities can come together to be part of our school.

Arranging a visit to Felixstowe School

We welcome a visit to meet our staff and students. Please contact Katy Adams, Headteacher's PA on 01394 288228 or

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